How Do You Get Ready for the Spring Semester?

It can be difficult to come back mentally from the holiday season. Brandon, a Leadership Council Member for the Graduate Nursing Student Academy, shares some tips and tricks to get ready for the spring semester. During my first year as a PhD Student, I had a 6-week break between the conclusion of the fall semester and starting the spring semester. And of course, being new to graduate studies, I fell out of "practice" of being a good student over my break. Once classes resumed, I strug...
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What Type of Doctorate is Right for Me?

You've passed the NCLEX, become a Registered Nurse, and have some work experience - now what? Maybe you are looking to level up in your career, switch from practice to teaching, or simply want to expand your knowledge of nursing. If this is the case, you may want to pursue a doctoral degree. Many people come to this conclusion, but figuring out how to start this process can be a significant challenge for many. Nursing is not a linear career; there are a multitude of ways to get to where you need...
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A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Pursuit of a PhD

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the nursing community surrounding the impending nursing shortage. As a result, doctorally-prepared nurses are in high demand to prepare a the next generation of nurses and contribute to scholarly research. Nursing students aiming for a doctoral degree may choose between the DNP and PhD/DNS. Many students pursuing doctoral degrees do so while also holding full or part time jobs. Cassandra Godzik is one such student. She is currently employed as ...
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